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FreshWater Accountability Project Submits Testimony to Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights

FreshWater Accountability Project Submits Testimony to Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights

In the face of the many Human Rights abuses by the fracking industry, the FreshWater Accountability Project collected testimony from impacted individuals. Through their legal representation, Megan Hunter of Hunter & Hunter LLC, FreshWater filed an Amicus Brief to support the efforts of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal to bring the industry to answer...

Freshwater Accountability Project Demands Ohio River Protections

Freshwater Accountability Project Demands Ohio River Protections

(Grand Rapids, OH) On February 24, 2018, the FreshWater Accountabliity Project (FWAP) filed opposition to the proposal by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitary Commission (ORSANCO) to roll back its responsibilities to protect the quality of the Ohio River’s water, a drinking water source for five million people. The majority of ORSANCO’s commissioners have...

Ohio Waste Treatment Facilities Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

Ohio Waste Treatment Facilities Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

(Akron, OH) Yesterday the centralized waste treatment plant owned and operated by Patriot Water Treatment LLC and the city of Warren’s publicly-owned wastewater treatment plant in Trumbull County were sued by the FreshWater Accountability Project (www.FWAP.org) for significant and ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act. Fair Shake Environmental Legal...

FWAP Serves 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Patriot Energy, Alleging Repeated Violations of Clean Water Act

FWAP Serves 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Patriot Energy, Alleging Repeated Violations of Clean Water Act

(Grand Rapids, OH) FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue Patriot Energy Partners of Lisbon, Ohio, for repeated violations of permitted discharges under the federal Clean Water Act.

FWAP Travels to DC to Testify at People’s Hearing

On December 2, 2016, Lea Harper, Managing Director of FreshWater Accountability Project, along with other Ohioans traveled to Washington DC to testify against the abuses of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The FERC regularly tramples people’s human, civil and property rights by allowing the unfettered expansion of the fossil fuel industry,...

182 Organizations from 35 States Call for Congressional Review of FERC

182 Organizations from 35 States Call for Congressional Review of FERC

Grand Rapids, OH – More than 180 organizations representing communities across America called on leaders in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold congressional hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extensive history of bias and abuse. The groups are also requesting reform of the Natural Gas Act, which the groups say, gives too much power to FERC and too little to state and local officials.